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, it david miliband, a former u.k. ambassador to the united states, and my former british colleague at nato. we have widespread support for this report. we are very grateful for their intellectual import and personal support, so that is what i wanted to say. at the order is for us to have a brief conversation, and then we will be happy to take whatever questions you have. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much for that. first of all, it is important to state that the atlantic council as a council does not take a point of view on anything, because it would just be too hard to get all of the members to agree, but i do think one thing we all agree on is a strong alliance and an enduring alliance, and this report points us in that direction. let me ask probably just two questions, and i will go to the audience right away, and two of the more controversial points, clearly, what you're saying on germany is tough, and it is saying it to a germany where many germans would argue, are we not doing the most important thing we could possibly do for the future of europe right now, which is aiding
. may god bless our men and women in uniform, and may god bless the united states of america. [applause] >> think you very much, mr. president. -- think you very much. there is a tradition of the wall with a new name is red, it is honored. 10 new names were added to the wall. we ask families of these heroes to rise as their loved ones are red. -- are read. albert corava. [applause] joseph william albit. richard carld hunt. [applause] richard dwayne stalker. [applause] david mcqueen disowitz. walter allan grensy. frank a. miery. david lawrence deckerd. [applause] larry morgan kelly. [applause] johnny owen brooks. [applause] now there is the names of 58,282 heroes. ladies and gentlemen, please live at -- please rise as the president, first lady and other distinguished leaders take their place at the wall with the a place at a solid who represent not only loved ones, but all who served, suffered, it sacrifice in the name of freedom. joining the president and first lady is mrs. rose marie saber brown, wife of the medal of honor winner. joining the vice-president of the united states, joe bi
. as the president said, preventing a nuclear iran is in the interest of the united states. we have issued reports, and the most recent one was issued on and.ary 1 and it includes a distinguished panel of four democratic members of congress, admirals' and generals and also experts to area our last report supported the view that the best approached to this challenge is a simultaneous pursuit of a triple track policy, which is of diplomacy, tough sanctions, and a credible and invisible military threat. we also issued a white paper on each of those tracks. i want to highlight one recommendation on each of those tracks, and then i will change it over to mort zuckerman. and the military threat we believe the united states should boost the credibility of its military to air around us nuclear facilities, and we have spelled out how to do so. one element has been selling bunker busters' to israel. we do not advocate an israeli strike, but this will send a strong signal to tehran to negotiate in good faith, encourage other states that the alternative to supporting u.s. sanctions could be military conflict
, this is in the security interests of the united states. over the past four years we of issued four report . the most recent was on february 1. as jason indicated, it included a distinguished panel of democratic members of congress, three retired generals and admirals, and distinguished foreign policy and energy experts. the last report reinforced the view we have always held is that the best approach to this crisis is a simultaneous pursuit of a triple track policy, which is diplomacy, tough sanctions, and credible, in visible military threat, and also, we issued a white paper in the past couple of months on each of those tracks. i will quickly highlight one recommendation on each of those, and then i will turn it over to mort zuckerman. sanctions, the progress of the nuclear program to determine the degree to which sanctions are forcing iran to slow down the clear development. we believe the united states should boost the credibility of its own and israel's military threat to iran as a nuclear facility. we have spelled out how to do so, and one element has been selling israel bunker busters' and ae
actors are the only ones able to do something. does that mean the united states has to physically, that is in fact not the obvious policy implication of what i am setting. in fact, iraq should have told us our presence there in some ways created more problems than help. the presence in afghanistan might have created more problems than it help to solve. so i am not making an argument for some sort of boots on the ground u.s. must be physically involved in all of these places. >> there is another thing that we will forget at our peril. that is throughout the 1980's and 1990's, we saw salafi islam as an antidote. they're not going to be revolutionary. -- we thought they were not going to be revolutionary. we thought there were praying and wearing beards and so on. they have metastasized into this thing. even the whole creation of the taliban itself -- this was linked to regional rivalries. we have to look at the country. it cannot start -- [unintelligible] the other thing -- it is a pity mary laughed. you have to have a dialectic approach. in afghanistan, people turn to al qaeda as a
to north korea's missile program, missiles that are targeted to the united states. in light of that, what is your view of the administration's position to lift export controls to china? on lethal weapons? >> you know, one of the -- it is conventional wisdom, but it is very wrong. the conventional wisdom is a china that looks hundreds of years in the future, they have thousands of years of history. china knows, they are thinking three moves ahead of us on the chessboard. if that's true, why do they continue to prop up a north korean regime? why would you want to prop up a regime that has 150,000 or 200,000 people starving to death? why would you want one that continues? it's only cash is nuclear weapons, and continuing to not only move forward but exporting those kinds of technologies into the most volatile parts of the world. the chinese leader was here in town, and there were four or five of us. i said why? why do you continue to prop up the regime? it is a blot on the reputation of your government. and his answer was -- and i'm not making this up. chinese translator, senator mccain is w
built. thank you very much. we want to thank the lieutenant general and his staff with the united states of america vietnam memorial commemorative committee. the department of defense under the strong leadership of secretary of defense leon panetta has shown some really great leadership. they are making this day possible. this will be an amazing day that no one here ever forget. thank you for spending at memorial day with us. this ceremony will be unlike anything that has ever been hosted here before. this is indeed a special occasion for this memorial. i know that you will be moved and inspired. i want to be the first to invite everyone to come back for another wonderful event, veterans day as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the vietnam veterans memorial. we will also gather across the street to break down for the education center at the wall. this is a place where heroes will be honored and the veterans of vietnam will be remembered and the veterans of iraq and afghanistan will be honored there. thank you very much to those of you who have served. i hope to see all of you in nov
station. he said three sthings, two of them were, it is very clear to the world that the united states has lost and that's why the united states as everyone knows, the united states is begging the taliban to come -- just sit down and negotiate with us. please. we know you've murdered thousands of americans. we get that. that's ok. just sit down with us. we'll keep releasing you murdering thugs if you just agree to sit down with us and talk. we'll even buy you a wonderful office in qatar so you will have international international prestige to spread whatever goodwill you wish to spread. that would be known, mr. speaker , the president would pay attention, that would be known as radical jihad. that is what they wish to spread. here's a news report today from from kabul, the u.s. has been secretly releasing captured taliban fighters from a detention center in afghanistan in a bid to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the insurgent group, the "washington post" reported monday. who in the world has ever studied history comes around and says we are releasing the murdering thugi
between the united states and japan. today, we welcome you in that spirit. i have worked to strengthen the ties between our two nations. when prime minister noda and i met, we talk about strengthening. i want to thank you for the personal commitment you have brought to this endeavor. you have called the united states is japan's greatest asset. through our determination and humility we have seen this through. during our discussions today, the prime minister compared his leadership style to that of a point guard in basketball. he may not be flashy, but he stays focused and gets the job done. that has helped make this visit a milestone. am proud to announce we have agreed to a new joint vision to help shape the asian-pacific for decades to come. this is part of a broader effort i discussed in which the united states is, once again, beating in the asian-pacific region. this will remain the foundation of the security and foundations -- security and prosperity of our two nations and a cornerstone of regional peace and security. we reviewed the agreement that we reached last week to realign a
here and getting objective accounts of what the united states government and other governments are doing. on september 10, 2001, i had lunch with mr. bremer. he chaired the congressional commission on terrorism on which i served. it was one of three task forces to predict a major terror attack on u.s. soil. at that lunch, we lamented that nobody was taking our report seriously. the next day, the world changed. in my capacity as a senior democrat, i was headed to the u.s. capitol at 9:00 a.m. when an urgent call turned me around. most think the capitol was the intended target of the fourth plane. congress shut down. a terrible move, i thought. 250 members mingled on the capitol lawn. i tried to reach my youngest child. the cell towers were done. i do not know where john brennan was. i do know that our lives can to get a after that. when he served as deferred director -- the first director of the nctc, when he moved into the white house's deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counter- terrorism and assistant to the president, and when i succeeded lee hamilton
the standoff between the united states and china over the blind dissident. how serious is this issue? >> well, it's very's serious because he's important and human rights are important. i served in the white house of jimmy carter who put the human rights issue on our agenda and is one that is obviously important. i was in beijing, as was republican congressman chris smith in 1995 when hillary clinton at the fourth u.n. conference on women said women's rights are human rights and so forth. and for a long time we had this tension with china and now comes someone who is very courageous and have spoken against china's one-child policy and of course abortions and has a terrible story to tell, and he was in our embassy for six days. apparently not asking for asylum but then changed his mind afterwards and there's been a huge effort to find a way forward. so i think it's very important. the last i have heard is that maybe there will be a way for him to get a visa, to study in the united states. i assume presumably with his family, his wife and his child, if that can be achieved expeditiously, that m
for the united states, the reset was not just about improving the tone of the relationship which had gotten a bit scratchy, it was also about a substantive agenda that would fundamentally improve living standards and a lot of people in both countries. and clearly the start treaty, the cooperation that russia and the united states achieved, particularly in afghanistan, those are signal accomplishments that i think signaled early on that both countries were serious about getting back to business and recapturing the intentions both countries had. but probably the goals both countries set for themselves were w.t.o. w.t.o. membership from russia did not depend on the united states alone. obviously it fended mostly on actions russia needed to take. president obama made clear that he was willing to work with our european allies, to work with the europeans, to work with the business community to ensure that everyone saw the benefits of w.t.o. succession. the fact that russia was not in the w.t.o. seemed incomprensible to president obama. i believe you were in the meeting with me when president obama and
, on the shoulders of the united states and our other allies. afghanistan is looking forward to an end to this war and the transformation in which afghanistan will be working forward for institution building and development of the government in the country. host: we're getting some tweets and you can join the conversation. host: here is "the baltimore sun" -- >> you can see "washington journal" every morning beginning at 7:00 p.m. eastern. we're going back to the small business administration conference. this is karen mills. >> i want to start now -by giving my thanks and ask you to join me a warm set of thanks to my colleague, our deputy administrator. thank you. if you think i travel a lot to your regions, they are out every single week and doing the work of this agency. this is a ground game, we call a it. we have i think really enjoyed meeting all of you out in your respective areas and regions and visiting your businesses. today it is more of a pleasure to. have you here with us. this is my chance to talk to you about everything that has been going on in the world of small business. i think t
and took them to the airport to fly them back to the states. he is here in the united states today. we did not leave our men behind . that is because of robbie. it will be placed in a proper place in the leadership paul to remind her this man is and is outstanding leadership. [applause] i would like to tell you another story. there is a big statue for pllance. thank you for being with us tonight. he graduated in 1965. he won the congressional medal of honor. he began a pilot training. he was assigned to the2366t 366h fighter win as an f-4 phantom pilot. he was tasked with a bombing mission over north vietnam. his plane was engulfed in flames. he ejected from the aircraft. broken leg and a rough landing. he had no food. he evaded his enemy for 46 days. he was finally captured by the viet cong. he was severely tortured. he lost 100 pounds. he somehow overpowered a guard and escaped into the jungle before being recaptured several hours later. he was put in prison in the hanoi hilton. the men were planning an escape. he was lying nearly unconscious and suddenly raised his head and said, count
supported by the united states and other parts of the world so they can share intelligence and support one another. and the government of cameroon did ultimately deploy its defense forces to this park to expel the poachers. so they did act all be it it was the event we were hoping it will set a precedent for. i think regional support is necessary and through this consoshes yum we have with interpol and customs and u.s. drug enforcement, we need to improve that, their support. >> i think it was the case here that the rangers in the park didn't have any weapons. weren't armed at all. here you have a heavily armed force that moves in and takes that kind of activity. you need to think in a whole different level in terms of law enforcement when it comes to some of these things that are going on. but we really appreciate your lifetime commitment to this, dr. hamilton. you have been working so hard and we really appreciate the secretary-general and mr. carmony here working on this. i don't know if you have any additional thoughts on what i talked about. thank you very much. appreciate it. >> folk
romney has a very good chance of being president of the united states. >> i just heard tucker say that mitt romney has a very good chance, and i assume that you're talking about 2012, not 2016. i am watching c-span, and am going to be on it, and i need your advice on how to run this campaign, and i am obama, what would you tell me to do? >> i would say that the way that you reacted today is a perfect reflection of the president that people love and that -- [applause] i think one of the things that people love about the president is how authentic he is, and he showed that today. i think he appreciates that, and the voters appreciate that. one reason i have such confidence in him is his record. i think he is an excellent campaigner, and there is no one better, and he approaches campaigns, and they are important, and they are decisions, decisions about the future, and you do not go down in a campaign for not sitting in what you think are not saying what you feel are not saying what you think is the right way forward, but i think they will go in guns blazing. i think he will be the au
study, we have lost close to 40% of logging capacity here in the united states. i personally know many of these small, family-owned businesses. and they contribute to communities where unemployment is still hovering between 15% and 20%. we would prefer promoting job creation and economic stability here in the united states. could you quickly elaborate on the major challenges you face today in your industry? because i know your family business. i know the impact you have on your community. i know it is a sacrifice for you to be here. i certainly appreciate your presence. what are may be the top two things to you feel are the biggest threat to you and your likelihood? >> today, it is over regulation. the logging site of the forest industry have a tremendous amount of capital investment in our equipment. today, to buy a new piece of equipment, we are spending -- just to comply with epa air regulations. what that is doing is increasing because of my equipment. and not just that, i'm not getting any more production out of that equipment. uncertainty. with the ninth circuit court ruling and
the internment of japanese and japanese-americans by the united states government during world war iii. i. we are also pleased to welcome back beverly gauge from yale university where she teaches american political history. she is author of exploded"all street and currently working on "g- man." she has written for numerous journals and magazines, including "the wall street journal" and "new york times." welcome, beverly. before we begin, i ask that you turn off your cellphone come in the electronic devices. cocotte retrieve -- photography is not permitted. please join me in welcoming our guests. [applause] >> thank you. don't you just love the new york historical society? can you believe we have a panel tonight? i am going to guess that everybody here, and we are filled to the very top appear, you are all political junkies, right? my husband always says the only time anyone ever really knows what they're talking about is when they talk shop talk. tonight we will have the most exclusive shoptalk there is, because we have the most brilliant political thinkers and writers we could gather on this
states -- give student? of the united states has ceased to exist as the organizational core of how people move. the fundamental question of a black citizenship, it does not seem to be a black citizenship. the question of class but surely the question of race. racial capitalism. my advice to students is very similar to the vice houston gave his students. you have to understand where you are. his thing was social class has to be linked to a right to a job, the right to a living standard. that challenges the fundamental principles. this is the type of education that takes place at acu behind got the back. once you take the united states of america as organizational principle, the conversation gets diluted before it can get concentrated. we have to take this very seriously. i know we do that at howard university. >> what we will come back to after i pose a question to in nolan rollins. nolan is one of 97 distinguished, well educated, a smart and passionate men and women who lead urban affiliate's across the nation. our affiliate's leaders are economic first responders. they are in the communi
to be part of the united states, fine. it should be their decision. if they do not, we should start lead them along just like we leave the other countries along. let's stop messing in people of the business where we do not belong. let's listen and respond to people. that is what americans want. they want a politician that will respond to them honestly and let them make a decision. let's do that. yes. let's let everyone be free. you cannot be free without letting everyone be free. [applause] >> of the territories we have, pr as probably the biggest territory we have. yes, citizens and up making up -- of all the territories are currently have, they are using u.s. currency. they elect governors. they send governors to the national governors' association meeting. clearly the path has been set, if you will, and i think the decision really lies with the individuals in these countries making the decision as to whether or not they want to have status. [applause] >> my next question is about the initial -- issue of nullification. this is a concept that states that the people within the states essentia
, setting an example, that is not enough. it is a start. the united states will only be able to sustain a leadership position of around the world if the resources are there in our society to produce a society that others want to emulate. without the authority that comes from -- earned american exceptionalism. we cannot do good for other countries or continue to be a beacon of hope. they believe in their heart this is the best way to govern a people. [applause] i plead guilty to being an optimist. i believe in what this country of citizens can accomplish if they understand what is being asked of them. and how we will all ultimately benefit if the challenge is met. i believe is possible to have leadership that understands what is happening in new jersey is not just because our ideas are right, and by the way they are, i tell my staff all the time after we have had a big victory -- i gathered them together in my office and i tell them all the time, remember, the first reason and the most important reason we won is because we are right. there is no substitute for that. [applause] but, there
, but right now, the united states and other countries are not really covering the drone strike in pakistan because they are saying we are not allowing access, and i think viewers -- the less sophisticated may not be aware of what not has been firsthand reported, because somebody is relying on a citizen blog or a twitter or youtube feed for a report. the editor is happy, and cnn is happy, because they feel like they are reporting it, but i think there is a disconnect coming, and from what i believe, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for news organizations to cover all wars those. the gaza strip in 2009. we are seeing it now in pakistan. but because of the proliferation of technology, getting information in wars cents, we kind of feeling we are doing our jobs, but the trends are there, and we want access, and these things are going to become a culture. >> i am not sure where the journalists would have access to the drone strike. >> well, they are not allowed in the northwest tribal zone, just not allowed, and the u.s. military is not commenting. >> rebecca, is not the voice of ameri
of all, mr. romney has characterized one of his qualifications for the united states senate is his business background. it is legitimate to look for what kind of jobs he has created. the kind of jobs he has created are part-time jobs and minimum- wage jobs that do not have any health insurance. that is not the kind of job i want to create. there are different ways for venture-capitalists to deal with the situation like indiana. either you close the plant down, throw the people out of work, only hire back the younger workers. or you can retrain the workers, further education and training, invest in those companies and create full-time jobs at good pay with good benefits. that is the kind of record that would have impressed me in terms of creating jobs. what is wrong with mr. romney's companies providing the same thing? [applause] >> i have a lot of things to answer on that. in my view, the attack on part- time workers not having health insurance is the height of hypocrisy. senator kennedy and his family have a multiple real-estate empire across this country. that merchandise market
human rights situation and their response to you will be, you, the united states have human-rights problems too. that is not a comparable discussion. >> that is saturday night at 10:00. also this weekend, he details operation red wings from service, and navy seal at the war. sunday night at 10:00 eastern. three days of "book tv" this weekend on c-span to. this memorial day weekend, three days of american history tv on c-span3. actor is from"band of brothers." >> you give them everything in the platoon to jump with he said, we aren't jumping aren't we? i said yes. ok. what does that have to do with me? he said let me tell you something. how much you weigh? i said 138 pounds. how tall are you? i say 5'4. he said you have to put that half the in there. the reason you have that -- we do not want to see you in spain. [laughter] sunday night at 9:00 thursday, when woodrow wilson, william taft and the legacy of the 1912 presidential election. monday night at 9:00 -- >> december 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> for the poor -- pearl harbour center -- tour the pearl harb
president of the united states. >> sarah, you heard tucker sang mitt romney has a good chance of being the next president. i assume you are talking about 2012 and not 2016. so i am barack obama. i have just heard this, the president watches c-span and we are going to be on it. i need your read by somehow should run this campaign so i am going to be reelected. what would you tell me to do? >> i would say that the way you actually begin the way acted today is a perfect reflection of the president that people loved. i think one of those things people love about the president is held authentic he is, and he showed that today. i think the people appreciate that and voters appreciate that. one of the reasons i have so much confidence in him is because of his record, which i think he will run on. i also think he is an excellent campaigner, and no one is better in a one-on-one fight that he is. he approaches campaigns as they are important, and their decisions about the future. you don't go down in the campaign for not saying what you think or what you feel we are not saying what you think is
threats to my knowledge from any country in the world against the united states. the president should be vigilant to any of those threats. i think that is the primary responsibility of the president, to make sure we're not being threatened from any foreign country. are their military threats from foreign countries currently? if we want to use iran as an example, iran is an unintended consequences of taking out iraq. that was their only concern. we take out iraq and saddam hussein, now they are raising their head. do they have nuclear capability? no. should we be vigilant about being developed and used against the united states? absolutely, yes. if we bomb iran tomorrow, we will find ourselves with 100 million enemies we did not otherwise have. we will be engaged in a two-year bombing maintenance program. the libertarian party, i am a non-interventionist. military use american party unless we are attacked. in the context of being attacked, the president has the best intelligence available to determine if an attack is imminent. i was against iraq from beginning. i know there was talk of
's square. so this piece here is the clock tower. in the united states as well as as they used to have cloths horse not everyone had clock towers but they were manually every day at noon somebody would go and wind it. right now is a historical free much a historical monument. it makes a smaller size of that this is very luxurious, it has blue suede is also reminds me of the water in venice. now that this has been described as the draw lane room of europe. was where if you control the passage way from venice to control a lot of the merchant ships. they got their san marco bangle got the bracelet and now you can get the san mangomarco suede watch. today if i worked in venice i would wear all of this. and they have some majoryachts. invited to a lot of these places because they are so laid back and i love it. what i want (...)in most places (...) nobody knows you so you might as well decade ago. putting >>host: on all of the most jewelry there is something glamorous elegant and beautiful. every now and then there are times they knew little extra picked me up. this just easy. if you lo
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